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There are many questions about next school year. Is there uncertainty around what’s happening in your school district? Will your child’s kindergarten year be impacted? Then consider Private Kindergarten. Five full days of in-school learning, with nationally recognized kindergarten curriculum, prepares your child for first grade. Small class size means a big opportunity for dedicated attention from a degreed teacher, with a focus on essential skills, such as:
With a small classroom size, and individualized attention, children's education is focused around six important learning areas in this environment.
Provides the opportunity to experiment with different roles and materials to explore the familiar and unknown through pretend play, use imagination, and exercise social and emotional skills to make sense of the world.
Students are enabled to understand how to use different materials to construct, create, and make sense of the way things fit together.
Creativity, problem-solving, and self-expression are developed in this center, as children discover different art techniques, color concepts, and cooperation.
Children develop critical thinking skills, while experimenting and exploring science and math concepts that challenge their investigative skills.
Children practice communication through writing, as they work on letter and word recognition and formation, segmenting words into sounds, and putting sounds together to make words.
Story reasoning, print awareness, and word recognition are some of the significant literacy skills children begin to develop in this area.
In our Private Kindergarten classroom, your child will have personalized attention from a state-certified teacher in a small classroom setting. Our nationally recognized, research-based curricula provides a strong foundation as your child progresses to first grade the following school year. Students will participate in a variety of activities in Literacy & Language, Math, Social Studies, Science, and Self-Help & Social Skills. Progress will also be monitored and recorded across five key knowledge areas to demonstrate learning and readiness for entering first grade.
Through large and small group instruction, and independent learning centers, students focus on letter recognition, phonemic awareness, and comprehension. Your child will develop skills such as understanding story concepts; understanding how print works; understanding how words are built; writing development; expressing ideas clearly; and vocabulary.
We understand the importance of knowing what your child has already learned and what they are ready to learn next. Students will participate in five different modes of learning: whole group instruction, collaborative learning, small group instruction, adaptive learning, and independent practice. Students have the opportunity to apply mathematical thinking to real-life situations and are supported in developing problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
Students will have the opportunity to share personal experiences, family stories, and traditions. They will also focus on developing skills such as gaining an understanding of the world they live in, understanding time and place, and showing respect for others.
Milestone: Demonstrate how maps can be useful in finding places.
Desired Outcome: Students can find important places on the map and discuss how maps are helpful to people.
Throughout the year, students gain skills in areas such as understanding the scientific method; observing local weather conditions; describing patterns over time; discovering animals, plants, and the environment; and investigating the effect of strengths and directions of pushes and pulls.
Support with self-help and social skills are critical to a child’s development in kindergarten. Some of the essential skills your child will develop include holding a pencil with a proper grip; using scissors to cut pre-formed shapes; following directions; working independently; asking for help when needed; recognizing and following classroom routines and procedures; independently attending to personal care; understanding another’s point of view; showing conflict resolution skills; and respecting the rights of others.
Self-Regulation & School Readiness
Self-Regulation & School Readiness
Understanding limits and following rules are essential skills to be ready for school. There are many ways as a family that you can help your children develop these abilities.
Recent research has found that kindergarten teachers rank the ability to self-regulate as the most important characteristic necessary for school readiness.
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